NEETs: (They belong to the) blank generation

16% of those between 18-24 in Britain are NEETs, “Not in Education, Employment or Training,” a staggeringly high number.

David Osler, who was an unemployed member of that last blank generation sees a bad moon rising here.

It will also be vital to address the almost total unavailability of apprenticeships anywhere other than at McDonald’s. If we are to avoid future polarisation of the most extreme kind, we are going to have to provide occupations intermediate between burger flipper and barrister.